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    Exec Watch: Relativity Adds Steve Bertram as COO, CFO

    As he continues to beef up his burgeoning company, Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh has hired Steve Bertram, who was president of Business Operations for Paramount Home Entertainment for five years, as Relativity's new COO and CFO, supervising day-to-day company operations. He will oversee Relati...

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    Sundance Watch: Winners Ceremony and IndieWIRE Live Coverage January 29

    The Sundance Film Festival official awards ceremony will take place this Saturday, starting at 6 pm EMT (5 pm PST), followed by an after-party. You can follow indieWIRE for live updates and coverage and watch the video stream here. Jury, Audience, NEXT and special awards will be announced. Tim Blake...

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    Ice Cube & Ryan Seacrest In Talks For 'New Year's Eve'

    We can't remember the last movie where each casting announcement made us dread a movie more and more. But Garry Marshall seems determined to stack his forthcoming holiday-themed romcom "New Year's Eve" with whichever Hollywood talent has a spot in their calendar and isn't opposed to taking an easy p...

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    Trailer: Ewan McGregor & Christopher Plummer Charm Completely In Mike Mills' 'Beginners'

    Why hello, favorite indie trailer of the year so far, how are you?

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    film review: BIUTIFUL

    Can you admire and respect a film without actually liking it? The answer is yes, and Biutiful is a perfect, personal example. I saw it at the Telluride Film Festival last fall, and appreciated director and co-writer Alejandro González Iñárritu’s comments before the screening. He explained that he de...

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    TV News: Ridley & Tony Scott Go Racing ; Liz Meriwether & Stephen Gaghan Get Pilot Pick Up

    Yes, all the exciting news is coming out of Utah for the past week, but the television world has quietly been pushing forward. Here's a wrap up of some of the more intriguing film-related stuff that's been happening.

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    SAG Awards: Hamm, Kidman, Renner Join List of Presenters, Auction Items, Throw Your Own Party

    On January 30, the Screen Actors Guild will host their 17th annual awards show with the help of presenters Jason Bateman, Jon Hamm, Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Renner, Sofia Vergara and Robin Wright. They will join previously announced presenters Scott Bakula, Alec Baldwin, Jeff Bridges, Tim Conway, Rosar...

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    Sundance 2011: Rutger Hauer Takes Control in "Hobo With a Shotgun" and "The Mill and the Cross"

    Every year at Sundance there are a number of actors and actresses who show up in multiple works. This year is no exception, with the usual breakout “it” girls (Elizabeth Olsen and Brit Marling), established talents (Greg Kinnear and John C. Reilly, among others) and deservingly showcased character a...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studio's December $20,000 Script Contest Winners: The Alchemist Agenda and Villain

    Amazon Studios chief Roy Price is thrilled with the first phase of his radical online movie studio experiment. So many submissions came in the first month, more than 2500, that he opened up a December script contest and his panel of judges has picked the first two winners: Richard Stern for action comedy Villain, about a bad guy who decides to switch sides, which also earned the most responses online, and Marty Weiss of the rollicking international mystery adventure The Alchemist Agenda. "It's Fool's Gold meets the Da Vinci Code," says Price. "Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt should definitely check this one out." Both winners will collect a $20,...

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    Hugh Jackman To Present At Academy Awards; Hosts Hathaway and Franco Tease With Video Promo

    For those who wish that Hugh Jackman was returning to host the Oscars, well, he's the first confirmed presenter for the Academy Awards on February 27. This year's hosting chores will be handled by two young actors, Oscar nominee James Franco (127 Hours) and Anne Hathaway, who did a memorable turn on...

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